IVY

In the Clear

2005-03-07

In the Clear is Ivy’s fifth full-length release but the Manhattan trio is best known for licensing its music to film and TV. However, Ivy’s forged a lush sound with catchy songs here that can stand on its on merits.

In the Clear has that infectious Euro-disco-pop sound fronted by French breathy songstress Dominique Durand, her husband guitarist Andy Chase, and bassist Adam Schlesinger. They’ve been at this for a decade, but have made more of a mark perhaps separately. Chase produces for others including French pop group Tahiti 80, and is in various side projects such as Paco. Schlesinger is a songwriter-producer, writing for stage and a co-founder of the indie band Fountains of Wayne.

In the Clear does the trick if you’re looking for songs about longing and alienation that could work in your car or at an urban lounge over martinis.

Stella

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #Rock

  • reviewed 11/2016

    Screaming Females
    Ugly

  • reviewed 09/2010

    AUTOLUX
    Transit Transit

  • reviewed 12/1969

    Marc Ribot
    Silent movies

  • reviewed 05/2011

    BEN HARPER
    GIVE TILL IT'S GONE

  • reviewed 01/2009

    TORONTOSAURUS REX
    Torontosaurus Rex

  • reviewed 05/2008

    Patti Rothberg
    Double Standards

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.